WPGC-AM isn't the only local outlet for broadcast business news. In recent years there has been an explosion in the amount of locally produced and nationally syndicated business- and investment-oriented programming available over local radio, television and cable outlets, including:

RADIO

WAMU (88.5 FM) broadcasts a business program called "Marketplace" at 6 p.m. weekdays.

WETA (90.9 FM) also airs "Marketplace" weekdays at 4:30 p.m.

WGMS (103.5 FM and 570 AM) broadcasts "Basically Business," which covers investments, at 7 p.m. Sundays.

WCTN (950 AM) airs the "Cornerstone Business Report" at 5:25 p.m. weekdays and "Capitol Investment," a call-in program, at 8 a.m. Saturday.

WRC (980 AM) has two call-in shows about business: "Real Estate Taxes," at 1 p.m. Saturdays, and "Your Money," a personal finance show, at 10 a.m. Sundays.

WFAX (1220 AM) airs "Dollars and Sense" at 6:30 a.m. Saturdays.

WTOP (1500 AM) broadcasts two-minute business news updates twice an hour throughout the day.

TELEVISION

WTTG (Channel 5) broadcasts the "International Business Report" at 6 a.m. weekdays and includes a regular business news segment on its daily 10 p.m. newscast.

WJLA (Channel 7) broadcasts several business-related programs, including "It's Your Business" and "Business World" at noon and 12:30 p.m. Sundays.

WUSA (Channel 9) broadcasts the "Wall Street Journal Report" Mondays at 5:30 a.m.

WHMM (Channel 32) airs several business programs during the week, including the "Nightly Business Report," "Business File," "Adam Smith's Moneyworld," "Personal Finance & Money Management" and "Economics USA."

WETA (Channel 26) also airs the "Nightly Business Report" and "Adam Smith's Moneyworld," as well as "Wall Street Week in Review" at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays.

CABLE TELEVISION

CNBC, the NBC-owned Consumer News and Business Channel, runs 24 hours a day on several local cable systems, offering a variety of shows on national business, investing and consumer news.

CNN, the Cable News Network, broadcasts several programs on business and economic issues and gives updates on the stock market's activity throughout the day. "Business Morning," "Business Day" and "Moneyline" are broadcast on weekdays, while "Moneyweek," "Inside Business" and "Your Money" appear on weekends.

CNN Headline News, on many local cable systems, has a stock-trading ticker at the bottom of the screen during the day and also runs regular business news and stock market updates.

ESPN, available on most local cable systems, breaks from its sports format at 6:30 a.m. weekdays for "Nation's Business Today," a financial news show.

Financial News Network (FNN), available on several local cable systems, is devoted entirely to programs on business and finance, with such shows as "FNN Moneytalk," "The American Entrepreneur" and "Business Tonight," as well as daily coverage of the stock market.

The Learning Channel, available on many local cable systems, broadcasts several business programs and series, including "It's Your Business," a weekly debate program on business issues.